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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,093 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Fleming Narrator: Dan Stevens Publisher: Ian Fleming Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781481508643
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For James Bond and the British Secret Service, the stakes couldn’t be higher. 007’s mission is to neutralize the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table, forcing his Soviet masters to “retire” him. When Le Chiffre hits a losing streak, Bond discovers his luck is in—that is, until he meets Vesper Lynd, a glamorous agent who might yet prove to be his downfall.

This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus interview with Dan Stevens.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bond is what every man would like to be and what every woman would like to have between her sheets.”

    Raymond Chandler

  • “From the first evocative words to the last savagely ironic sentence. this is a novel with its own flavor.”

    Sunday Times

  • “Mr. Fleming has produced a book that is both exciting and extremely civilized.”

    Times Literary Supplement

  • “Narrator Dan Stevens, of Downton Abbey fame, perfectly captures the joie de vivre of Bond and, even more important, his humanity. While images of Sean Connery are inescapable, Stevens creates his own version of the secret agent…And what Bond book would be complete without a woman? The femme fatale in this work is one of the more fully realized women in the Bond series and has surprises of her own.”

    AudioFile

  • “An intense, fascinating, and moody piece of fiction.”

    Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nenia Campbell | 2/15/2014

    " I must admit, I was how surprised by how graphic the sex and violence was in Casino Royale, considering that it was written in the 1950s. Ian Fleming's books are much darker than the film adapations, and this James Bond is a far cry from that charming, witty playboy portrayal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Checkmate | 2/6/2014

    " It was thoroughly enjoyable to read about James Bond and not instantly think of any of the actors who portrayed him in the films "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena | 2/5/2014

    " The first Bond. The casino section of the recent film is quite similar to this novel. It's my favorite part of the film, so I was delighted to find that it was so close to the book. Poor Vesper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 1/31/2014

    " Multiple 3-4 star reviews by friends - fan of movies "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nick Lo | 1/22/2014

    " The difference between the book Bond and any movie Bond can be summed up for me in one sentence from this book: "I will have half an avocado pear with a little French dressing. Do you approve?". Can't picture movie Bond ever having time for a full breakdown of his meals never mind having to have it approved? Be prepared for that level of detail and focus with book Bond. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy Mills | 1/20/2014

    " Casino Royale is one of the best books i have ever read. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys crime or spy thrillers. Casino Royale shows Bond on his first mission in the double 0 sector. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edwina | 1/17/2014

    " Mostly disappointing apart from colourful insight into gambling at the baccarat tables. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby | 1/10/2014

    " Saw it at the library and figured it was time to read the book behind the classic movies. Enjoyed it. A good example of how film can indeed advance a story, but the story was still good. Pure entertainment though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gobasso | 12/2/2013

    " I read these when I was 10 or 11, borrowing them from my older brother. Still the vicarious thrill of early adolescent males. A quick fun read that reminds you what the early 60's were like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/4/2013

    " Short Audiobook. I think 4 CD's. This was the first James Bond book that started it all. Interesting to comapare book & movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil Higgins | 9/3/2013

    " My first Bond book. So different to the movies, bond is a typical 1950s male in the way he thinks of the ladies. He's also not the tough suave man of the movies, and if you don't speak French make sure you have a translated near at hand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doubledf19.99 | 10/23/2012

    " good read and 1st I've read from Fleming, fast paced, and easy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaykumar | 8/17/2012

    " i read it for Vesper whom i somehow understand and find lovable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sholom Rabin | 6/19/2012

    " An amazing read. Suspense and thrills all the way through. A must read for every Bond fan "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Owens | 3/12/2012

    " Wanted to check out the source material. Kind of dated. Very pulpy. Not terrible. Took me a long time to get through a 213 page book. meh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Baker | 1/11/2012

    " I read the original paperback version, which was published ca. 1960-61! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Burzell | 9/3/2011

    " A good quick read but kind of predictable at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena Bretz | 6/3/2011

    " Fun book that made me want to see the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilde | 5/17/2011

    " Extremely good book - read in one session. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 5/15/2011

    " LOVE the original James Bond. Very different from the movies. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pauline | 4/30/2011

    " What a load of rubbish! Very poorly written. Awful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 4/27/2011

    " Enjoyed this book greatly, loved the more noire style, than in the films. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jonathan | 4/27/2011

    " pretty sure i would have considered this novel more misogynistic if i had not just finished henry miller. a very interesting bond, but very different from what i have seen portrayed cinematically. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rcharbon | 4/17/2011

    " It's hard to believe that this spawned a sub-genre. The bar must have been lower in those days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 4/6/2011

    " Surprisingly gritty for a book written in the 50s. This book is a great spy novel full of action, suspense, and mystery. "

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About the Author
Author Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica, in 1952. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.

About the Narrator

Dan Stevens is internationally known for his role as Matthew Crawley in the hit television drama Downton Abbey, and more recently he has starred in films including Summer in February, The Fifth Estate, A Walk among the Tombstones, The Guest, The Cobbler, and Night at the Museum 3. Dan’s other screen work includes Vamps, Hilde, Sense & Sensibility, Maxwell, and The Line of Beauty, and his theater work includes The Heiress on Broadway and Arcadia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Vortex, and Hay Fever in London.